A Stanford plastic surgeon discusses a little-known treatment for migraines: surgery that involves decompressing a nerve.
A blood test to predict surgical complications?
Researchers create a blood test to predict a patient's risk for surgical site complications, such as infection.
Orthopaedic surgery at Stanford helps woman stand upright
Lilly Lee's back was severely bent forward because of a spinal condition. Surgeon Serena Hu straightened it.
A serious gamed-based approach to assessing surgical residents
Researchers at Stanford Medicine have created a computer game to better educate medical students diagnosing patients during surgery.
Names on surgical caps boost communication during C-sections, study finds
Wearing caps labeled with names and roles made it easier for everyone in the operating room to communicate during C-sections, a Stanford study found.
Surgical sketches help Stanford surgeon practice, teach
Graeme Rosenberg's illustrations, shared in classes he teaches and on social media, are resonating with fellow surgeons at Stanford and beyond.
Stanford surgeon studies how to improve scoliosis treatment
Stanford researchers have several projects underway to improve imaging techniques, bracing treatment and surgeries for kids and teens with scoliosis.
Reducing surgical site infections in low-resource settings
During a stint in Ethiopia, Stanford surgical resident Jared Forrester worked on a surgical infection prevention plan for low- and middle-income countries.
Post-surgical abdominal adhesions: A potential cause and possible treatment
Abdominal adhesions frequently occur after abdominal surgery. Stanford researchers prevented their formation in mice by blocking a molecular pathway.
Stanford surgeon repurposed her suturing skills to sew hundreds of masks
Stanford pediatric surgeon Janey Pratt converted her dining room to a factory, in order to produce cloth masks to protect people from COVID-19 transmission.
Resuming surgery, other procedures safely in the era of COVID-19
In a podcast interview, a Stanford Health Care physician leader discusses how the system is keeping patients safe as surgeries and other procedures resume.
More prep before surgery, less pain after
Stanford physicians have developed ways to better prepare patients physically and mentally for surgery, helping them to feel less pain during recovery.
Formerly conjoined twins separated at Packard Children’s are doing well
A pair of formerly conjoined twin sisters who were separated at Packard Children's three years ago are now happy, healthy and doing well in kindergarten.
Stanford surgeons innovate new biological breast implants
Surgeon Irene Wapnir and her colleagues developed a new technique for creating biological breast implants for women who have undergone a mastectomy.
A spray-on gel may help prevent internal scar tissue
Stanford researchers discover a gel that, when applied to animal hearts, vastly reduces the formation of adhesions, scar tissue that cause complications.
Helping young cleft palate patient feel like a star
10-year-old Mathias Dizon fulfilled a promise to sing the national anthem at the Stanford Children’s Health Cleft and Craniofacial Center's annual patient and family picnic.